Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - REVIEWS - ELLA WALKER

Recorded in just a week,

Alec Ounsworth’s fifth record as Clap Your Hands Say Yes,and­his sec­ond since his orig­i­nal band­mates bailed, has an ur­gency and in­ven­tive­ness about it, but of­ten veers into be­ing a tad whiny.

Fire­proof smacks of stilted, videogame sound­track­ing thump­ing repet­i­tively, while Un­fold­ing

Above Celi­bate Moon (Los

An­ge­les Nurs­ery Rhyme) is as pro­tracted as its ti­tle, but once it gets go­ing is full of charm. The

Van­ity Of Try­ing, how­ever, shows some con­sis­tency – through­out it is pacy and al­lur­ing, buzzing with a clam­orous yearn­ing. For in­die rock, it’s got heart, and if on first lis­ten it sounds two-di­men­sional, lis­ten again –it­builds.

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